Spotted cervinae, that inhabits tropical and subtropical forest and water areas. Species has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Brazil and Argentina. It was brought to Europe in 1916 to Croatia. Adjusts to areas without heavy frost and thick snow layers. Lives in herds consisting of 5 to 10 individuals (sometimes 200 animals) led by an experienced female. Gives birth to one calf a year, occasionally to two. Lives up to 20 years.